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Shock and Vibration
Volume 2016, Article ID 8378161, 15 pages
Research Article

Flap/Lag Stall Flutter Control of Large-Scale Wind Turbine Blade Based on Robust H2 Controller

College of Mechanical & Electronic Engineering, Shandong University of Science & Technology, Qingdao 266590, China

Received 2 April 2016; Revised 13 June 2016; Accepted 22 June 2016

Academic Editor: Mickaël Lallart

Copyright © 2016 Tingrui Liu and Wei Xu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Flap/lag stall nonlinear flutter and active control of anisotropic composite wind turbine blade modeled as antisymmetric beam analysis have been investigated based on robust H2 controller. The blade is modeled as single-cell thin-walled beam structure, exhibiting flap bending moment-lag transverse shear deformation, and lag bending moment-flap transverse shear deformation, with constant pitch angle set. The stall flutter control of dynamic response characteristics of composite blade incorporating nonlinear aerodynamic model is investigated based on some structural and dynamic parameters. The aeroelastic partial differential equations are reduced by Galerkin method, with the aerodynamic forces decomposed by strip theory. Robust H2 optimal controller is developed to enhance the vibrational behavior and dynamic response to aerodynamic excitation under extreme wind conditions and stabilize structures that might be damaged in the absence of control. The effectiveness of the control algorithm is demonstrated in both amplitudes and frequencies by description of time responses, extended phase planes, and frequency spectrum analysis, respectively.